Skip to comments.Climate Change Induced Corn-mageddon? (Another stupid environmental wacko theory)
Posted on 06/14/2014 5:53:01 AM PDT by bestintxas
According to a new article at the Guardian, corn-mageddon could be just around the corner in the United States because of anthropogenic climate change:
"The days of 'king corn' could be numbered as climate change brings higher temperatures and water shortages to America's farmland, a new report warned on Wednesday...
The report amplifies warnings earlier this year from United Nations climate scientists and the National Climate Assessment that America's agricultural industry -- and specifically its corn crop -- was at risk from the high temperatures and water shortages anticipated under climate change...
Corn uses the most water for irrigation of any crop, and accounts for half of all fertiliser use. Some of that corn is raised in areas experiencing water shortages because of over-use and recurring droughts, such as California's Central Valley or the high plains states of Kansas and Nebraska...
Recent studies have found corn at high risk from the higher temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and water shortages caused by climate change. Corn plants are especially sensitive to heatwaves and drought. A report in Science last month found that growers were having more trouble than initially expected in adapting to hotter and drier conditions.
The scientists said growers in the mid-west could lose as much as 15% of their yield within the next 50 years."
There is a lot of alarmism here that needs to be countered.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Next. Progressives push for oxygen consumption regulation. Use model in Totall Recall movie.
According to Joe Bastardi, the American corn crop is going to be excellent this year.
I’ll go along with it...only if there are three-breasted women.
So , Kruschev was just 90 years ahead of his time.
No, Kruschev was the cold war instrument, who helped bring us the teachers and education system purchased in 1917... when millions were given to Columbia University to take over the US educational materials, and get rid of the McGuffey Readers.
Did you learn in history Kruschev’s famous statement “We will take America without firing a shot!”
I’ve never seen such good looking corn as I have this year, and I ain’t no spring chicken.
I blame Global Warming, myself!
Corn is already selling at or below the cost of production. How will that work out long term?
Actually, corn was introduced into the American Midwest from hotter, dryer climates to the southwest, as the spread of pre-Columbian ‘mother corn’ cuture indicates. Milo or sorghum has the same nutrient profile as corn and is happy in hotter, dryer areas.
Its spelled Khrushchev.
At any rate, about 40% of the US corn crop is now used to make ethanol in order to dilute your gasoline (which gives you higher gasoline prices, lower mileage, and more engine wear). (By comparison, 45% of US corn is used to feed livestock, half of what it used to be, which is why meat prices are rising.) It would be difficult for a minor climatic change to produce a worse result than that!
The moral is that socialism is a much more dangerous threat than minor climate change. Further, the damage from socialism is a certainty, whereas the future of the climate is uncertain.
Would you want the same people who run our government messing with the Earths thermostat, even if they really could? These are people who cannot balance a budget.
:: because of anthropogenic climate change ::
See muh tagline...
:: It would be difficult for a minor climatic change to produce a worse result than that! ::
The damage is real.
A top-down management policy predicated on the concept of “climate change” can easily do this type of damge as well as much more.
Climate change doesn’t actually have to happen in any real form, just that policy base is enough.
We already have too much corn, as proven by market prices.
> Ill go along with it...only if there are three-breasted women.
And midget prostitutes that know how to use machine guns?...lol
Spring chickens are doing well also. Still under $2.50/LBS for “roasters” at the local Safeway.
I apologize for spelling error...
I agree about the corn...I do not buy ethanol unless no choice, because it lowers mileage.
No these people have no clue about why we are having the climate issues, most weather comes in cycles anyway.
BTW, do you recall the original reason for using EtOH in fuel back in the hazy, lazy days of Jimmuh? It was to help over come the OPEC embargo by “extending” the available volumes of gasoline.
Now that we have all the gasoline we need (albeit at high prices) and without skipping a beat, EtOH is now said to be an “oxygen” supplement reducing certain tail-pipe pollutants.
EtOH addition isn’t going away and will only increase.